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Dr_Jones - Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:43 am
Post subject: debatable user
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1254
Dr_Jones - Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:07 am

http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1316
Adam - Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:50 pm

Another
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1317

Adam - Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:13 am

And yet another
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1318

GeeJee - Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:51 am

They're all deleted now. Thanks for notifying me. :wink2:
Adam - Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:58 pm

Another one today,& they've spammed in Offtopics
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1317

Kanta - Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:28 pm

Adam wrote:
Another one today,& they've spammed in Offtopics
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1317

Deleted the topic. Over to the boss for deletion of spammer.

Adam - Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:38 pm

At the bottom of the forum index where it says birthdays in the next 7 days,there are at least 3 users there with very dodgy web addresses.
I don't know what version of PHPBB this forum uses,but mine which uses PHPBB3 allows for a report user/report post button then the reports appear in the moderator control panel.
Another security measure I set up was a newly registered users group where new users have to have their first 3 posts approved by a mod/admin before being allowed to post without approval,then if they try to post spam,their posts don't make it to the board & they get their IP banned & account deleted.
Just a suggestion if it's possible with this forum's software.

Kanta - Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:09 pm

These ones for info:
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1317
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...ewprofile&u=391
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...ewprofile&u=917

Adam - Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:54 pm

2nd & 3rd are genuine users,have seen them post on the forum before.

These are the 3,sorry should have posted their profiles earlier.
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1295
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...ewprofile&u=789
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...ewprofile&u=891

Adam - Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:16 pm

Another spammer

http://www.zoolook.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5353

Kanta - Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:38 pm

Thanks Adam for your input. :)
Adam - Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:42 am

You're welcome.
Another registered today
http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1328

GeeJee - Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:14 am

Thanks a lot for notifying me.

They're all deleted now.

Adam - Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:49 pm

2 more spamming in offtopics

http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1334

http://www.zoolook.nl/for...wprofile&u=1336

Kanta - Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:35 pm

Adam, I have deleted the posts. I don't have access to delete members. This may take sometime but it will happen. :wink:
Dr_Jones - Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:32 am

I guess we all know who's going to be banned soon.

Time for an extra question at the user registration form?

Kanta - Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:21 pm

:(
Adam - Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:47 pm

Trouble is these bots can sometimes bypass these security measures.
Unless it's a disgruntled ex-member doing this,seems these users are registering nearly everyday.
They must have gotten annoyed at having their posts deleted as they've spammed the whole board now.
Kanta,have you not got a banning option in your Mod control panel ?

Dr_Jones - Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:44 pm

Still, I think an extra field in the registration form is not a luxury. It helped to avoid a lot of (if not all) spammers in my forum. This doesn't look like an ex-member, but really like a botspammer.
Adam - Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:06 pm

Certainly looks like a bot spammer the rate it's adding posts.
I still think something like a newly registered users usergroup would be a good idea,keeps my forum spam free although a few have tried,and got their accounts deleted before their posts reach the board.
This Frilige one is getting out of hand now !
I see it's tried to post in the news section & looks like Nico's set up an approval system on that board.

shadow - Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:08 pm

Seriously, when will that account be deleted, this is getting annoying :cry:
Adam - Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:12 pm

It can only be done by an admin,so we will have to wait for GJ,Nico or Clubmix to log in & delete it's account.
Pat Gleeson - Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:35 pm

They're working on it, I'm sure.
I reserve my hatred for these .... whatever sub species they are .... :evil:

shadow - Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:52 pm

Ow come on... Even here :evil:
docklands88 - Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:17 pm

this bot spamming is a fricking joke! :evil: :evil:
Kanta - Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:05 pm

Please be patient. I have reported to admin. I do not have access to delete spammers. Sorry.
shadow - Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:56 pm

No worries Kanta, were not blaming you :hug2:
Dr_Jones - Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:46 pm

Can all the 300+ posts of that user be deleted too? I have no idea what to read anymore.
Nico_Noyau - Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:51 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Can all the 300+ posts of that user be deleted too? I have no idea what to read anymore.

I do that by hand now

shadow - Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:54 pm

Damn you poor guy... Every single post by hand :shock:
Nico_Noyau - Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:04 am

Yeah, I'm almost done
Kanta - Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:15 am

I did delete some earlier on.
Nico_Noyau - Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:18 am

I just deleted 410 messages, should be good... I'm off to bed !
Kanta - Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:20 am

I will finish off.
Finaero - Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:02 am

Hmm, probably the worst spambot attack I've seen in a long time 'round here. Glad it's over!
docklands88 - Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:50 pm

thanks for clearing that spam up Mods :fine:

Fine job indeed :D

Adam - Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:03 am

Great job everyone,that was the worst spam attack I've seen on a forum.
Glad to see the back of that one.

GeeJee - Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:37 am

Thanks for your brilliant work Nico and Kanta...

I'm very sorry for all inconvenience caused - I was on holiday during the attack. We will work on all the issues, read more in the announcement section.


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